Pope Francis welcoming Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on March 18th, 2013 at the Vatican. Photograph: Getty

When Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope Francis a year ago no one could have predicte(...)

People are lined up outside Galicia bank to buy dollars in Buenos Aire

In 2011, at the height of the euro crisis, Argentina’s president Cristina Kirchner liked to boast that her government’s unorthodox economic model was (...)

Sergio Massa, mayor of Buenos Aires’s Tigre, with his wife Malena and children  Milagros and Tomas,  after the resuts  in the Argentinian midterm election. Photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner suffered the worst electoral defeat of her presidency of Argentina yesterday when her ruling faction of the populist Pe(...)

Cristina Kirchner: Should she fail to halt the Sergio Massa bandwagon,  the president  might be forced to turn to former speedboat racer Daniel Scioli as her chosen successor in 2015. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Despite ruling Argentina for all but two of the last 24 years, the national headquarters of the Peronist party in Buenos Aires is a strangely forlorn (...)

Pope Francis reaches out to kiss a child as he arrives at the Aparecida basilicia in Brazil yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis

Pope Francis urged young people to turn their backs on “fleeting idols” such as money and success and instead to become “protagonists in the construct(...)

 Former Argentine president Carlos Menem. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Former Argentinian president Carlos Menem has been sentenced to seven years in prison for breaking UN-imposed arms embargoes while in power in the 199(...)

Argentina’s tax  amnesty comes amid the latest corruption scandal to hit Argentinian president Cristina Kirchner and the opposition warns it could be used to launder millions looted from public coffers by officials in recent years. Photograph: Reuters/Enrique Marcarian

Increasingly desperate for hard currency to pay its bills, Argentina’s government has announ(...)

Venezuela’s president-elect Nicolas Maduro holds up a photograph of Jose Luis Ponce, a supporter killed on Monday's post-election street violence. Photograph: Marcelo Garcia/Reuters

With Venezuela’s opposition still refusing to recognise the results of Sunday’s presidential election,(...)

Argentinian president Cristina Kirchner was described by Uruguayan president José Mujica as an “old hag” and as “obstinate”. Photograph: Agustin Marcarian/Reuters

Uruguayan president José Mujica has sparked a diplomatic incident after he was caught referring to his Argentinian peer, Cristina Kirchner, as (...)

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks to Pope Francis after his inauguration at the Vatican. She once likened his attitude to that of the Inquisition. Photograph: Reuters

TOM HENNIGAN In São Paulo In the context of Argentina ’s no-holds-barred domestic politics, the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio t(...)

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